Deborah and Phineas each must learn the true meaning of beauty before they can let go of their past sorrows and find the joy that lies just ahead for them both.
Sometimes it takes a barren landscape to see the beauty of God’s creation.
Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock and pity wherever he shows his face. Horribly scarred from the van accident that claimed his mother’s life, he chooses to keep his distance from everyone, focusing his time and energy on the bees his family raises. If no one sees him, no one can judge him. So why does he start finding excuses to seek out Deborah Lantz, the beautiful new arrival in town?
Deborah can’t get out of Bee County, Texas, soon enough. Once her mother and younger siblings are settled, she is on the first bus out of this dusty town. She is only waiting on the letter from Aaron, asking her to return to lush Tennessee to be his fraa. But that letter never comes. As she spends time getting to know Phineas—hoping to uncover the man beneath the scars—she begins to realize that she no longer minds that Aaron hasn’t sent for her.
As both Deborah and Phineas try to come to terms with lives that haven’t turned out the way they imagined, they discover that perhaps Gott’s plans for them are more extraordinary than they could have dreamed. But they need to let go of their own past sorrows and disappointments to find the joy and beauty that lies just ahead for them both.
The Beekeeper’s Son is one of three finalists in the 2016 national ACFW Carol Awards Contest in the Romance Category!
“Timeless stories of love and loss reach across two generations in this romantic opening to Irvin’s (A Plain Love Song) Amish of Bee County trilogy…” “…The awesome power of faith and family over personal desire dominates this beautifully woven masterpiece.”
Romantic Times Magazine 4-Star Review
“In the dramatic conclusion to the beautifully written New Hope Amish series, the characters get the chance to see their lifelong dreams come true. The author writes her Amish stories with kindness and respect and gives readers a glimpse into a different way of life…”
“Tina says: “Do you like a book that draws you in from the start of reading it? Then look no further, The Beekeeper’s Son is that book. I was on my the edge of my seat the whole way through this book…” “
“The Beekeeper’s Son is so well crafted. Each character is richly layered. I found myself deeply invested in the lives of both the King and Lantz families. I struggled as they struggled, laughed as they laughed – and even cried as they cried…. This is one of the best novels I have read in the last six months. It’s a refreshing read and worth every penny. The Beekeeper’s Son is a keeper for your bookshelf!”
The Christian Manifesto says: 5 / 5 – Near Perfect!
“The author smoothly carries the story along with activities in the community, along with challenges and conflict within Abigail’s family. Phineas becomes immersed in turmoil while Deborah faces more loss. Irvin takes the reader deeper into the emotions of these main characters as pressure is put on Abigail by…”